Can you see it? Just over the month of November is December. This means in a few days it is all-out Christmas. Ads, sales, and commercials all to get you to spend your money. Big companies with big budgets for ads. As we head into this holiday season I want to encourage you to think small.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am a huge Amazon shopper. I have boxes delivered to my house on a daily basis. However, for this holiday season, I am trying to shop locally and think small. I want to put my money in the pockets of local businesses as well as the local Boss Babes that run their own direct sales business. It’s always difficult for small businesses to compete with those larger companies that seem to get all of the sales.
We all know those gals that plug their wares daily on Facebook. We get invites to online parties. It could be anything from candles to nail wraps. Some click just to be kind. Some accept but never shop. Behind each of these posts, there is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, or even a husband trying to make a living.
I want to encourage all of you to keep your money local. Try to avoid the big box stores. If you have no use for the items Boss Babes are selling then at least share their post. Perhaps someone on your friend’s list may put in an order.
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday
This Nov 30, be a part of the 10th annual holiday shopping tradition that brings together communities in support of their favorite small businesses. Shop small started in 2010 to bring awareness to local businesses and give them national support. To find out more about Shop Small click here.
Is it too early to say Merry Christmas? Well, I am saying it anyway.
Remember…shop small and support local!